Jim Moran’s yacht Gallant Lady

Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

Jim Moran yacht - Gallant Lady

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Delta Marine is a super yacht builder based in Seattle. Delta is a family owned business, founded 50 years ago as a builder of high speed pleasure boats and later commercial fishing vessels. The biggest Delta yacht is Albatross, delivered in 2017.

Delta Yachts

Delta is one of the most succesful yacht builders in the USA. Delta specializes in custom build yachts, build from composites. Delta yachts are innovative in design and technology.


Delta Marine was founded in 1967 by brothers Jack and Ivor Jones. They started building building high-speed pleasure boats, on Seattle's Duwamish Riverfront.

Later they started building commercial fishing boat. The fishing boats were succesfull and in 1977 Delta built more than 65 fishing vessels.

The Delta name was and still is synonymous with quality and efficiency. In the mid 80’s when demand for fishing vessels slowed down, Delta started building luxury yachts.

The Delta Marine now has nearly 300,000 square feet of covered manufacturing space in a state-of-the-art facility. The company is still active with maintenance on fishing vessels. Delta is still owned by the Jones family.

Delta Design Group

Delta offers an in-house engineering and design team, named the Delta Design Group. The design team includes naval architects, marine engineers, and designers.

The team works often with outside  - owner hired - teams ensuring the highest quality and reliability for all projects

Famous Delta Yachts

Well known yachts built by Delta are the 55 meter Silver Shalis (built for US real estate investor Larry Silverstein), Jim Moran’s 161 ft Gallant Lady, the 73 meter Laurel (owned by Tom Golisano) and Rick Caruso’s 65 meter (215 ft) Invictus.

Current Order Portfolio

We are only aware of 2 projects; the 55 meter Project 174046, built for US owners and the 63 meter Satori built for Eric Benson. Do you know more projects under construction at Delta Marine? Please do send us a message.

Delta Marine Contact Details

1608 S 96th St,

Seattle, WA 98108,



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The yacht Invictus was built for Rick Caruso. Photo by Raphael Belly

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The 63 meter Delta yacht Satori, built for Eric Benson

The Delta yacht Silver Shalis, owned by Larry Silverstein

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The Biggest Yachts built by Delta Marine

1. Laurel - 73 meter (240 ft) - 2006

Owner: Tom Golisano

Laurel was built for Charles Graham Berwind, who died in 2010.  The Berwind family owns Berwind Corporation, active in Mining.

She is now owned by Golisano founded Paychex, a provider of payroll and human resource outsourcing.

yacht Laurel

2. Albatross - 72 meter (236 ft) - 2016

Owner: Al Futtaim family


The yacht Albatross is owned by either Omar or Majid Al Futtaim. Al-Futtaim Motors is the largest distributor of automobiles and automotive products in the United Arab Emirates. Abdullah Al Futtaim is the owner of the yacht Radiant

yacht Albatross

3. Invictus - 65 meter (215 ft) - 2013

Owner: Rick Caruso


Rick Caruso is an American billionaire and founder of the real estate company Caruso Affiliated Holdings.

yacht Invictus

5. Silver Shalis - 53 meter (175 ft) - 2010

Owner: Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein is founder of Silverstein Properties, famous for purchasing the World Trade Center in New York, months before they were destroyed.

Delta yacht Silver Shalis

6. Victoria Del Mar - 50 meter (164 ft) - 2006

Owner: John R Miller


Victoria Del Mar was built as Happy Days for Copley Press heir David Copley. He suffered from hearth problems and died in 2012. The yacht was later bought by John Miller, the former CEO of the National Beef Packaging Company.

Victoria Del Mar yacht

4. Satori - 63 meter (207 ft) - 2018

Owner: Eric Benson


Eric Benson is the founder of the Pacific Coast Steel company, one of the largest reinforcing steel contractors in the United States. He previously owns a 50 meter Heesen yacht, also named Satori.

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